The Culture and Free Thought Association “CFTA” was established in 1991 as an independent organization playing a leading role in developing a Palestinian civil society that is based on promoting the rights of children, youth and women in the Gaza Strip. CFTA is a development non-governmental organization which, in emergency situations, also provides humanitarian assistance.
CFTA is currently seeking a Disability Inclusion Coordinator to help ensure that all practices, programmatic and operational are inclusive and sensitive to individual needs.
Location: CFTA main office in Khan Younis and its 5 centers
Contract period: 6 months (Full time)-maybe extended
-Reviewing, updating CFTA’s policies, manuals and systems in a HRBA - with a special attention to gender issues and persons with disabilities
-To translate equality and inclusive approach into practice and insure that it meets standards
-To identify barriers that might hinder people with disability participation on equal foot as their peers with no disability do, and work to overcome it.
-To assist CFTA technical team in applying advocacy actions that address the interest of people with disabilities.
-To produce regular detailed reports to the management and identify trends, progress and challenges regarding diversity
-To produce action plan and recommendations to address identified areas for improvement
-To assist CFTA with the process of transformation of being an inclusive NGO
-To support the management and ensure that all centers and programs practices are inclusive and sensitive to individual needs
-To provide and co-ordinate the needed technical skills to CFTA and to Wessal Network
-To coordinate closely with Wessal Network and promote diversity initiatives and sharing best practices
-To provide technical support for CFTA's management and other staff to be more inclusive
-To champion equality and diversity of CFTA at the national level
-At least a BA in a relevant field At least three years at least three years practical experience in the area inclusion of people with disabilities Advocacy and lobbying skills
-Fluent in English and Arabic oral/written
Essential skills and competencies
-Previous experience in Projects coordination for people with disabilities
-Knowledge of participatory development methods
-Excellent computer skills (Internet, Excel, PowerPoint and Word processing)
-A good understanding of experiential training methodologies and coaching is a strong advantage.
-Experience in the area of report and proposal writing
-Ability to identify opportunities and generate creative solutions
-Good organizational and time management skills
-Innovative, flexible and proactive personality
-Excellent team work competencies and confidently demonstrating a coaching approach in working with others
-Hard worker and results-oriented
-Ability to handle work stress, time pressure and difficult situations efficiently
-Willing to travel in the field, spending extra working hours and possibly working during weekends
-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Please send your CV and a covering letter in English by mail to
Deadline for submission: Wednesday, 16Aughust, 2017
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.